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In commercial districts, the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) can install a group of bike racks, known as a bike corral, in on-street parking spaces. The city prefers to put bike corrals near street corners as it improves visibility for people crossing the street. Fees may apply.
In commercial districts, PBOT can install up to two FREE bike racks on the sidewalk in front of your property, but not on private property. These provide convenient bike parking for employees, visitors, and shoppers. Additional racks may be installed for a cost of $150 per bike rack.
Property owners may apply to the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) to paint their own curb for added clearance for their driveway as long as it meets specific city standards. PBOT can also do this work for you, for a fee of $360.
Discharges are prohibited from entering the City's stormwater system. For discharges into the sanitary sewer, businesses must get authorization before discharging, and businesses must certify compliance annually. Find forms and instructions to request authorization and to apply for certification.
Have questions, concerns, or complaints regarding your garbage, recycling or compost service? We’re here to help.
Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) maintains a variety of sports fields across the city. These include soccer, football, baseball, and softball fields. PP&R also issues permits for Portland Public School District fields.
Information on permits and inspections needed to convert an attic, basement or garage. Get all forms and apply for a permit online to remodel an attic, finish a basement or do a garage remodel. Find the code guide and check the permit history before you add a room or add a bedroom.

BDS Employees Website

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Development Services employees website.
In an effort to increase and improve public access to information, all BDS land use review, residential demolition and enforcement notifications include information on how to request language translation, interpretation and other accommodations. This notice is translated into several languages.
Discover how to become a Certified Deconstruction Contractor
Any person collecting commercial solid waste within the City must obtain a commercial collection permit.
Share resources and skills at our in-person or virtual community resource events.
The Oregon Construction Contractors Board (OCCB) has helpful information about becoming licensed, including applications. Generally, Oregon law requires anyone who works for compensation in any construction activity involving improvements to real property to be licensed.
The Bill Naito Award was created to honor the stories of individuals, organizations or projects that have continued Bill's work and reflect his dedication. Together, these stories weave a picture of our community's dedication to Portland's urban forest heritage.
The information collected in this form is used to determine if biodiesel production levels are meeting the City of Portland’s qualifying feedstock requirements, and to provide information to interested parties about biodiesel production levels in Oregon.
PF&R’s Community Meeting Rooms remain closed at this time. We do not have an estimate of when they might reopen. (Last updated: June 2022.)

Portland Fire & Rescue has community meeting rooms available for public use in seven fire stations located throughout the City of Portland.
The Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC) deals with the complex technical, regulatory, social and economic issues involved in developing and promulgating building earthquake risk mitigation provisions that are national in scope.

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The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) composts more than 5,000 tons of leaves collected through the city's Leaf Day program each year. Removing leaves from our streets is critical to keeping streets safe from clogged storm drains, flooded intersections, and slippery streets.
The Utility Notification Center safeguards neighbors and people who work around utilities including underground pipes, mains and lines used for utilities. They also provide utility marking color guidelines that show where to find underground utilities. Learn more at their website.
This page tells you how to file complaints alleging violations of the City's campaign finance regulations.
Please use this form to report an incident or encounter that you may have experienced while the City of Portland or a city subcontractor was engaging in campsite removal work.
Learn more about the Cascade Station/Portland International Center Plan District Traffic Impact Analysis. Get a land use review application and read more about land use services fees.
A Central City Parking Review is a land use review for parking in the Central City Plan District. Get a land use review application and more information about this land use review procedure.

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